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Shout out to this fabulous book, it made a guest appearance in my latest YouTube Video (all about making fun nature things out of felt).
I honestly cannot recommend it enough!
"Life breaks free. Life expands to new territories. Painfully, perhaps even dangerously. But life finds a way." Jurassic Park has all the major problems of a theme park, a zoo...and genetically altered prehistoric animals.
That's right - the dinosaurs are back from the dead and nothing - I repeat nothing - could go wrong...right
As my favorite character, Ian Malcom would say, All major changes are like death. You can't see to the other side until you are there. Though, considering some of the problems they had with the park, I strongly believe that several of issues could've been predicted...that is, if Mr. Hammond and his scientists would've taken the time to thoroughly consider implications and consequences of bringing back extinct species.
Dr. Allen Grant, Ellie, Ian Malcom and a host of other professionals (along with Mr. Hammond's grandchildren) are invited to the island to give their expert opinion on this un-extinction.
Of course, this visit comes at an excellent time - there is a huge storm rolling in, the raptors are getting restless and there's some evidence that the smaller dinos have made it off the island. Perrrfect
But don't mention any of this to Mr. Hammond or his staff - they won't listen to any negativity.. As Ian Malcom said, "They don't have intelligence. They have what I call 'thintelligence.' They see the immediate situation. They think narrowly and they call it 'being focused.' They don't see the surround. They don't see the consequences." Predictably, the storm rolls in, things go very, very wrong...and soon even Mr. Hammond might have to admit that there may be an issue or two in his precious park. "You know, at times like this one feels, well, perhaps extinct animals should be left extinct." If I had to pick a single, defining movie from my childhood...this would be it. So, of course, I had to pick up the book to see how it compared. It definitely delivered.
In this novel, Mr. Hammond wasn't quite the bumbling, grandfatherly figure he is in the movie. And of his grandchildren, Lex is certainly younger than her movie-version (and young-Lex was more than a little annoying).
This is one of those rare cases where the movie is not being a true-to-book adaption, but they are both equally entertaining and delightful. Highly recommended!
And just like when I was a kid, I am comforted that if this dinosaur apocalypse ever happens, things would play out like this: "God created dinosaurs. God destroyed dinosaurs. God created Man. Man destroyed God. Man created dinosaurs."
"Dinosaurs eat man...Woman inherits the earth." The Finer Books Club 2018 Reading Challenge - A book with a written inscription
The reader (Scott Brick) was alright. It's just...this book is about DINOSAURS - surely this reader could've mustered some enthusiasm
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From the ever-inventive, ingenious mind of Michael Crichton comes the terrifying tale of a “theme” park that even Disney never dreamed of!
A shroud of secrecy covers a privately-owned island off the coast of the Dominican Republic where an American bioengineering firm is quietly building a resort theme park.
Even the expert consultants on the project don’t know exactly what it is.
And local doctors are mystified when an injured park worker arrives at the hospital with gashes on his body, as if he’s been mauled by an animal of monstrous proportions.
A year later, when the first invited guests to “Jurassic Park” attend a 4-day preview, the amazement, the shock, and finally, the terror they experience there offer a horrifying solution to this disturbing puzzle.
Riveting scientific detail ad a driving, suspenseful narrative make this an unforgettable story – one of advanced technology versus prehistoric monsters – and of an extraordinary good idea gone extraordinary bad.